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Mark Ebner Discusses All Things Scientology – Leah Remini, Tom Cruise, Will Smith and That Creepy David Miscavige On Media Mayhem

Mark Ebner Discusses The Co$ on Media Mayhem
Mark Ebner Discusses The Co$ on Media Mayhem


Investigative journalist and author, Mark Ebner was the guest today on Media Mayhem to chat about what of our favorite topics here on Dipped in Cream:  the pure nuttines (understatment much?) of Scientology.  In all seriousness though, there is only one word which accurately describes the Church of Scientology “cult”–and that word is SINISTER. Say it with me, children. It’s our Word of The Day.

I hope you will take the time to watch this riveting hour of ball-busting truth.  Here is a bit of info about Mark Ebner if you’re not yet familiar with his work.

via Media Mayhem:

Mark Ebner is an investigative journalist who has covered celebrity and crime culture for such publications as Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details and Spy. Mark has investigated such controversial subjects as Scientology, dog fighting and the Ku Klux Klan.

A published author, Mark co-wrote the New York Times bestsellerHollywood, Interrupted” with Andrew Breitbart and Six Degrees of Paris Hilton. Most recently he co-authored “We Have Your Husband,” a story about a kidnapping in Mexico.

In addition to writing, he has served as a commentator on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NPR, Court TV and E! Entertainment Television to name a few. Mark was a consultant on the Emmy nominated episode of South Park’sTrapped in the Closet” and also consulted for NBC/Dateline on the Paris Hilton Tapes report. Ebner runs a blog at where he reports on breaking news from Hollywood.



Okay?  Raise your hand if you’re completely wigged out.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject — just how scary do YOU think the Co$ can be? Or, do you think it is just a harmless group of folks gathering together to spread the $ love $ ? (Shudder.)




I’m a huge fan of Mark’s work and an admitted fan-girl.  Having said that, I’m looking out my front window for The Spying SUVs…AND I need a Silkwood shower after hearing about all this nastiness.

The Grammy Awards Didn’t Suck – Timberlake’s Return and Full Winners List


Shocking, I know! I enjoyed this year’s show so much more than last year’s, even though I had to hit mute a couple of times. Apparently some of those cute little gramophone trophies were given out over the course of the three and a half hour show, but there were some good performances too. One of them wasn’t from Taylor Swift, who had the honor of opening the show. The tired “Alice In Wonderland” circus themed didn’t make “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” any more of a good song.

Miguel brought some much needed R&B sexiness to the show with “Adorn” and he earned a fan in Kelly Clarkson who gave him a shout out when she won for “Best Pop Vocal Album.” It was too short though, and a bit awkward when he had to introduce the nominees for “Best Country Solo Performance.”

Of course everyone, except perhaps me, was waiting for the big return of Justin Timberlake. I’m not totally against this comeback, it’s just that after 7 years, he could be doing something better than “Suit & Tie.” Jay-Z joined him on stage in this sepia toned performance that I expected to switch to color when they landed on the Wicked Witch of The East. He also sang “Lover Pusher Girl,” another new song from his upcoming album.

Alicia, it’s time to extinguish “Girl On Fire.” No matter how many times you perform this and remix it, it’s still going to annoy us and I like you ok! Mrs. Keys-Beatz joined Maroon 5 for a collaboration that could have been better, but Adam Levine and Alicia sounded good together. It’s safe to say that Jay-Z was the winner of the night. When he hopped on stage to accept the award for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” a one Mr. Terius Nash, aka The-Dream, tried to do a bit too much with his speech and his outfit. Jay thanked the “swap meet” his hat came from.

There was also some rock from winners The Black Keys, who brought down the house with Dr. John and The Preservation Jazz Hall Band on “Lonely Boy.” Apparently that was Dr. John in the crazy looking headdress. I thought that furrie from ‘The Shining’ had gotten loose. The Lumineers shouted at everyone again, then Jack White took to the stage with both of his bands for “Love Interruption” and “Freedom at 21.”

I think White gained a lot of new fans with vaginas after this.




The big Bob Marley tribute could have been way bigger. His sons Damien and Ziggy joined Bruno MarsSting and Rihanna on only two of his songs, most of it felt like a Bruno gig, which wasn’t a bad thing. I couldn’t help but think how awesome Lauryn Hill could have been during this, hell even Wyclef Jean could have played guitar or something. As always Mars’ band got down and to echo something that was said on Twitter, if you don’t like Bruno Mars then something is wrong with your life.


Gotye and Kimbra won the coveted “Record of The Year” which was presented to them by the always amazing Prince, who strutted out on stage with a blinged out cane. Before announcing them as the winners he exclaimed “Oh, I like this song!” There’s no bigger award than having The Purple One say that he likes your music!

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Kenny Garrett played a lovely tribute to Dave Brubeck with “Take Five.” Then another amazing group tribute to Levon Helm featuring Elton JohnZac BrownMumford & SonsT Bone BurnettBrittany Howard and the great Mavis Staples. “The Weight” by The Band has never felt more poignant, and it’ll be stuck in my head all day.

Frank Ocean made quite the splash at the show, picking up a couple of awards including “Urban Contemporary Album,” and presenting a visually stunning performance of “Forrest Gump.” I’m sure Chris Brown decided to be salty and not stand up or clap for him again.

I’m a little surprised at how quickly the show went by. LL Cool J was an ok enough host, but it was so funny to watch him try to make those damn hashtags happen. He closed out the show with Chuck DTom Morrello and Travis Barker, throwing in a little Beastie Boys. It was an awkward and abrupt end to show, but it was nice to see LL back in his, original, element.

Here’s the full list of Grammy winners:

Record of the Year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra

Album of the Year: Babel, Mumford & Sons

Song of the Year: “We Are Young,” fun. featuring  Janelle Monáe

Best New Artist: fun.

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Set Fire to the Rain,” Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra

Best Pop Instrumental Album: Impressions, Chris Botti

Best Pop Vocal Album: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

Best Dance Recording: Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah

Best Dance/Electronica Album: Bangarang, Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestrom

Best Rock Song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys

Best Rock Album: El Camino, The Black Keys

Best Alternative Music Album: Making Mirrors, Gotye

Best R&B Performance: “Climax,” Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Love on Top,” Beyoncé

Best R&B Song: “Adorn,” Miguel

Best Urban Contemporary Album: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

Best Rap Performance: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kayne West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “No Church In The Wild,” Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The Dream

Best Rap Song: “N****s in Paris,” Jay-Z and Kayne West

Best Rap Album: Take Care, Drake

Best Country Solo Performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pontoon, Little Big Town

Best Country Song: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

Best New Age Album: Echoes of Love, Omar Akram

Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Hot House,” Gary Burton and Chick Corea

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Radio Music Society, Esperanza Spalding

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Unity Band, Pat Metheny Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You), Arturo Sandoval

Best Latin Jazz Album: ¡Ritmo!, The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” Matt Redman

Best Gospel Song: “Go Get It,” Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: “10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord),” Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman

Best Gospel Album: Gravity, Lecrae

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Eye on It, TobyMac

Best Latin Pop Album: MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition, Juanes

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Imaginaries, Quetzal

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Pecados Y Milagros, Lila Downs

Best Tropical Latin Album: Retro, Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

Best Americana Album: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt

Best Bluegrass Album: Nobody Knows You, Steep Canyon Rangers

Best Blues Album: Locked Down, Dr. John

Best Folk Album: “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile

Best Regional Roots Music Album: The Band Courtbouillon, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley and Wilson Savoy

Best Reggae Album: Rebirth, Jimmy Cliff

Best World Music AlbumThe Living Room Sessions Part 1, Ravi Shankar

Best Children’s Album: Can You Canoe?, The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Spoken Word Album: Society’s Child: My Autobiography, Janis Ian

Best Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off, Jimmy Fallon

Best Musical Theater Album: Once: A New Musical, Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Midnight in Paris

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Song Written For Visual Media: “Safe & Sound” (from The Hunger Games), T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars

Best Instrumental Composition: “Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea

Best Instrumental Arrangement: “How About You,” Gil Evans

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “City Of Roses,” Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding

Best Recording Package: Biophilia, Michael Amzalag and Mathias Augustyniak

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection, Fritz Klaetke

Best Album Notes: Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

Best Historical Album: The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson and Dennis Wolfe

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Richard King

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Dan Auerbach

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Promises (Skrillex & Nero remix),” Skrillex

Best Surround Sound Album: Modern Cool, Jim Anderson

Best Engineered Album, Classical: Life & Breath, Tom Caulfield & John Newton

Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh

Best Orchestral Performance: Adams: “Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine,” Michael Tilson Thomas

Best Opera Recording: “Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen,” James Levine & Fabio Luisi

Best Choral Performance: “Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen,” Charles Bruffy

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “Meanwhile,” Eighth Blackbird

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: “Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola,” Kim Kashkashian

Best Classical Vocal Solo: “Poèmes,” Renée Fleming

Best Classical Compendium: “Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis,” Antoni Wit

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: “Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays,” Stephen Hartke

Best Short Form Music Video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Best Long Form Music Video: “Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons

SAG Awards 2013: Complete Winner’s List And Some Snotty Remarks


Tonight’s SAG Awards were fairly painless to watch…with one exception.  I’ll get to that in a second, but here is the complete list of winners, so we can get that outta the way. THEN we’ll really talk.

Argo – Best Picture

9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners:


Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Miserables
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 

The DDL wins for his role in Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
*Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Denzel Washington, Flight
John Hawkes, The Sessions

Jennifer Lawrence

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
*Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
*Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

This sounds harsh, but I hate AnnE Hathaway.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Sally Field, Lincoln
*Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
*Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Ed Harris, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
*Julianne Moore, Game Change
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

This sounds harsh, but I love BCranz.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
*Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Claire Danes in her Spanx (Hey! She said it!)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
*Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Someone PLEASE explain Alec Baldwin’s hair to me.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
*Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
*Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
*Downton Abbey
Mad Men

The Cast of the Love Boat (Charo, in the lovely white dress) wins…oh. What?

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
*Modern Family
The Office
Nurse Jackie


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Miserables

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
*Game of Thrones
Sons of Anarchy
The Walking Dead

Dick Van Dyke

“They spelled my nieghhhhmmm wrong!!”

Okay.  I need to vent.  AnnE (“I can’t believe they spelled my name wrong!” – at The Golden Globes) Hathaway is insufferable.  Disingenuous.  I mentioned on Twitter that I do believe she has surpassed Paltrow as my most-loathed actress.  Oh, yes. I said it.  Paltrow is at least honest about her snobbery (“thank God the fishmonger DELIVERS!”), unlike AnnE (which is how I’m spelling her name forevermore), who feigns modesty and humility all the while campaigning desperately for accolades; specifically an Oscar. And that little opening line about “being happy to have dental (benefits)” was lame and so obviously rehearsed while gazing into her evil looking glass prior to tonight’s telecast.

Ah, now AnnE poses in the Michelle Williams-ish non-pose on the red carpet.

Because she a seeedious-acktor.

She’s a petty horseface and I don’t care for her.  When you get a moment, please read this juicy piece about just how much of a petty bitch AnnE is–regarding a Ms. Katie Holmes.  


So, yeah. Congrats to the SAG Awards winners.  Especially Bryan (Hot Piece of Ass) Cranston.